Multi-recipient donor-transmitted tuberculosis

TitleMulti-recipient donor-transmitted tuberculosis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsEdathodu J, Alrajhi A, Halim M, Althawadi S
JournalThe international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Pagination1493 - 5
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleCase Reports
ISSN1815-7920 (Electronic) 1027-3719 (Linking)
Accession Number20937193
KeywordsAdult, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mycobacterium tuberculosis / *isolation & purification, Organ Transplantation / *adverse effects, Tissue Donors, Tuberculosis / *transmission

Tuberculosis (TB) rates among transplant recipients are 20-74 times higher than in the general population, and have a mortality rate of up to 30%. The majority are potentially preventable. Most cases are reactivated latent infection after immune suppression. Donor-transmitted TB is very rare. We report three cases of TB that were transmitted by organ transplantation from a single donor.

Alternate JournalInt J Tuberc Lung Dis
Notify Library Reference ID469

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